Ron Sexsmith New Album


Praised by the likes of John Hiatt, Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, Ron Sexsmith has completed Exit Strategy of the Soul, which is set for a July 8 release via Yep Roc Records. The album features14 new songs, all of them written or co-written by Sexsmith, and was produced by Martin Terefe (Jason Mraz, KT Tunstall) was recorded in varied locations including studios in London, England and Havana, Cuba. Its ambitious arrangements, backed by punctuating and swelling horns and strings, complete an album that is one of Sexsmith's most wide-ranging thus far. The new release will include Sexsmith's recording of "Brandy Alexander," a song he co-wrote with fellow Canadian Feist, whose slightly different version appears on her 2007 hit album 'The Reminder. Sexsmith penned new lyrics for the version that appears on his album.

Sexsmith just recently finished a series of opening dates for Nick Lowe's US tour in April.

Track List:

1. Spiritude
2. This is How I Know
3. One Last Round
4.Ghost of a Chance
5. Thoughts and Prayers
6. Brandy Alexander
7. Traveling Alone
8. Poor Helpless Dreams
9. Hard Time
10. The Impossible World
11. Chased By Love
12. Brighter Still
13. Music To My Ears
14. Dawn Anna

[Published on: 5/25/08]

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jackiesoup starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/26/2008 08:12AM
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Great news. I've enjoyed this artist for 10+ years. He is a superb songwriter with a distinct voice. Live show is rockin' as well.

Makes me think of Ryan Adam's chilled out older brother.

Check it out!

chinacatsunflower1989 starstarstarstarstar Mon 5/26/2008 12:32PM
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Ron Sexsmith is GREAT!! He's great at what he does: make beautiful music. HE even spent the night at my house last summer after attending a party here!! I kid you NOT!!

MaseBase starstarstarstarstar Tue 5/27/2008 10:45AM
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Oh really great news! I haven't heard his name in years, but I've loved so much of his music. Very unique.

moejoerisin Tue 5/27/2008 02:01PM
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what a name.

spyderbytedave starstarstarstarstar Wed 5/28/2008 03:43PM
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This is great news!! Ron is one of the most emotive and talented singer-songwriters out there. If this album is anywhere near as good as his last, Time Being, we are in for a treat!